ro·fe·cox·ib .rō-fe-'käk-sib n a COX-2 inhibitor C17H14O4S used to relieve the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, to manage acute pain in adults, and to treat primary dysmenorrhea but withdrawn from sale by the manufacturer because of its link to cardiovascular events (as heart attack and stroke) see vioxx

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an anti-inflammatory drug (see NSAID) that selectively inhibits the enzyme cyclo-oxygenase 2 (see COX-2 inhibitor). It is taken by mouth in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Trade name: Vioxx.

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ro·fe·cox·ib (ro″fə-cokґsib) a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug of the COX-2 inhibitors group, used in treatment of osteoarthritis, acute pain, and dysmenorrhea; administered orally.

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